Groovy Weekly #55
This week is a bit more positive than the previous with the announcement of the release of Groovy 2.4!
But some interesting and thoughtful pieces have also been written about last week’s sad news about Pivotal divesting in Groovy and Grails.
In spite of this, SpringOne2GX 2015 has been announced with 4 Groovy and Grails tracks, in Washington DC, mid-September.
Last but not least, the second edition of Groovy in Action is going into production!
- Groovy 2.4 released
- GMaven Plus 1.3 released
- SwissKnife 1.2.2 released
- Second release candidate for GrooScript 1.0
- GrooScript Gradle plugin 0.10 released
- Gradle 2.3-rc-1 available for testing
- Voxxed notes that Groovy is back to business with its 2.4 release
- Object Partners writes Keep Calm and Groovy on!
- Henrique Lobo Weissmann compares Groovy and Grails to “bridges” technology
- Dan Vega shares his thoughtful views on the Groovy & Grails loss of funding from Pivotal
- Peter Ledbrook shares his thoughts on the future of Groovy
- TheRegister covers the loss of sponsorship from Pivotal of the Groovy and Grails projects
- Dustin Marx writes about the total bummer that Pivotal drops Groovy
- Koshuke Kawaguchi shares his view that the Groovy project should have a clear governance structure
- Mike Miller detects a disturbance in the (Groovy & Grails) force
- Groovy and Grails, GR8 without Pivotal writes IntelliGrape’s Himanshu Seth
- Craig Burke worked on a document builder to create Word and PDF documents in Groovy
- The Groovy 2.4 release notes
- The Groovy 2.4 changelog now up on the new Groovy website
- A Quora question: “I’ve started a Grails project, what should I do?”
- Another Quora question: why is Pivotal ending sponsorship of Groovy and Grails?
- MrHaki’s Groovy goodness: take or drop last items of a collection
- On building multiple editions of an Android application with Gradle by Hassan Ibraheem
- JVM metrics + Grails = awesomeness, by Erwan Arzur
- Yamila Moreno comes back on her Groovy 101 series with a post on Groovy, GVM, Gradle, Travis and Jenkins
- Using the CIA world fact book with Groovy
- Let’s talk commitment: Gradle and version control, by Tim Rosenblatt
- The Groovy podcast interviewed Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge
- Project lead Graeme Rocher on the future of Grails on JaxEnter
- A Grails 3.0 preview by Graeme Rocher, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
- The quest for the holy Grails by Ken Kousen, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
- Securing your Grails application, beyond authentication and authorization, by Colin Harrington, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
- David Carr’s latest Ratpack introduction presentation
- You can upvote this DZone news item about the release of Groovy 2.4
- A fun little demo of Groovy in the browser with GrooScript
- Alcatel-Lucent’s PaaS solution leverages Groovy as its orchestration language
- Andy Clement announces Groovy Eclipse snapshots for Eclipse 4.4 have moved to Groovy 2.4
- Graxxia, a mathematics library for Groovy, wrapping commons-math, OpenCSV, GroovyCSV
- Jacob Aae Mikkelsen Grails Diary
- Dierk König is announcing that Groovy in Action eventually goes to production!
- A Twitter poll considers Google, Red Hat, Netflix and Gradleware as best sponsors for the Groovy and Grails projects
- Gradleware initiated a twitter hashtag on “why Gradle”, to which many contributed. Why do you use Gradle?
- Dierk remarks that Groovy 2.4 is as a compelling Android alternative to Java
- Sergey Tselovalnikof noticed a funny little banner in Groovy’s build!
- Groovy 2.4.0 available through GVM
- Gradle 2.3-rc-1 available through GVM
- Peter Ledbrook is looking forward to seeing the impact of Gradle’s new configuration model
- Cédric Champeau remarks that positive comments outnumber FUD by an order of magniture
- Cédric Champeau announces the changes in versions in the Github branches following up the release of Groovy 2.4
- Performance improvements against Groovy 2.4 when Dierk König is running the self testing listings of Groovy in Action
- Iván López thinks Google should sponsor the Groovy and Grails projects, especially now that Groovy 2.4 supports the Android platform
- Florent Biville thinks since Groovy supports Android, Google should hire the Groovy and Grails teams
- GradleWare offers two free O’Reilly e-books on Gradle
- Erik Pragt shares a glimpse into the new Asciidoctor-based Geb documentation
- The Groovy Light Table client is not dead says Magnus Rundberget
- Marco Vermeulen is making progress on the GVM security access for vendors
- Antonio Goncalves tweets that a Maven pom.xml with the GMaven plugin and hundreds lines of Groovy code is probably by someone who wanted to use Gradle but couldn’t
- The Greach organizers have received lots of great talk proposals
- SpringOne2GX 2015 has been announced, with 4 Groovy and Grails tracks, in Washington DC on Sept 14th-17th